Saturday, 28 January 2012

Where are we going?

I recently joined google+ because I noticed it has a wealth of creative sharing going on. I posted the following nude image publicly, which means anyone following me can see it...


Someone must've complained because the image was flagged as having unsuitable content for google and removed. I appealed and they reviewed the decision. Google came back to me with the following...

'Google+ has reviewed this image.
Unfortunately, this photo is not in line with our User Content and Conduct policies.
You can still see, download or delete the image, but sharing has been disabled permanently.'

I am not a fan of censorship and especially not art censorship. Not just because I see nothing wrong and everything right with the human form, but because censorship has wider implications if allowed to run rampant through our world. I wonder in awe at a world where some people think the human body even in art form should not be seen - even in art form. I'm very sad and so is my nude...


16 comments:

  1. It's censorship gone mad!
    Having read the user content and conduct policies, the only description that this could come under is, 'sexually explicit material' and it's neither of those things.

    Wow, art really is subjective.

    I love it anyway. You truly are talented!

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    1. Thanks Lilly.
      Yes, so they are saying that all nudity is sexually explicit...-sounds a bit like one religions argument against 'uncovered meat' to me.

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  2. :(

    Your original image is beautiful.

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  3. WTF. That's bullsh*t. F*ck that. G*ddammit. And other bad words. I love your stuff!

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  4. Yes Marianne. Never in my life (and I was raised a Catholic) has nudity been equated with 'sexually explicit material'.

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  5. wow, I guess Michelangelo would have been in big trouble then. Keep drawing what you do, it is beautiful.

    best,
    MOV

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    1. and my word verification was (not kidding) "A CANDLE"!

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    2. Thanks MOV. I'd like to take a candle and....................to give these assholes some light!

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  6. The removal of your nude painting was very sad. :(

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    1. Oh Nina, thanks for leaving a comment here. It's great to have someone from g+ visit!

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  7. This post was the last drop that made me consider moving my pictures from google's blogspot to my own web host. Now it is only the matter of time because I will need to do it manually... Thank you for posting.

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    1. I haven't had any problems here at blogspot - that was on google plus (facebook didn't pull censor the same nude by the way. My husband has taken his blog over to wordpress.

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  8. What is going ON? I'm glad you but the burkah on her because we always act like other cultures are so weirdly repressive and restrictive and puritanical and backwards/sexist. But if you really pay attention to how much politics is trying to get into sex, sexuality, biology, reproduction and so forth it is scary.

    Anyway, very clever post!

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    1. Thanks Pish Posh and welcome. Yes - it's the same with freedom, We have some restrictions (I'm thinking extreme OH&S guidelines and legal barricades for young entrepreneurs) in our free society that other fascist regimes don't have.

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